NZ welcomes Australian Governor-General

Prime Minister Bill English has announced the Australian Governor-General, Sir Peter Cosgrove, will make a State visit to New Zealand next week.  Sir Peter will be accompanied by his wife, Lady Cosgrove, while here from Wednesday, May 31, to Saturday,... Read More

He Tohu exhibition officially opened

A new permanent exhibition of three nation-building constitutional documents that shape Aotearoa / New Zealand was officially opened at the National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa today. The He Tohu exhibition, which opens to the... Read More

$1.3m for Fiji climate conference

Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett and Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee have today announced that New Zealand will provide $1.3 million to support Fiji's presidency of the United Nations Climate Change Conference later this year. “At last... Read More

Labour opposes Ports of Auckland sale

Labour would strongly oppose the sell-off of the Ports of Auckland to fix a short term cash crisis caused by the Government blocking the city's requests for new ways to fund infrastructure, says Labour's Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil... Read More

Nursery finds no coincidence

Two myrtle rust discoveries in plant nurseries point to a failure in the country's bio security, says New Zealand first leader adn Northland MP, Winston Peters. The discovery of myrtle rust in a Taranaki nursery, after being first confirmed in... Read More

Miraka agreement in Malaysia a milestone

Māori Development Minister and Associate Minister for Economic Development Te Ururoa Flavell witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Miraka Ltd and its Malaysian distribution partner, Storiiu, in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. Miraka... Read More

Maori Party acknowledge Trevor Howse

The Māori Party acknowledge with great sadness the passing of a key leader in the history and progress of the Ngāi Tahu journey, Trevor Howse, QSM. Trevor played a significant role for the Ngāi Tahu Māori Trust Board, driving the exchange of knowledge... Read More

Young people's health Labour's priority

Labour will ensure all young people have access to a range of health care services on-site at their local secondary school, says Labour's deputy leader Jacinda Ardern. “Our policy will see School Based Health Services extended to all public... Read More

Goldsmith to represent NZ

Science, Innovation and Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith will travel to China tonight to represent New Zealand at the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing. “Attending the first Belt and Road... Read More

Another option for metro schools

Metro schools will be considered as another option to meet future education needs in high-growth urban centres such as Auckland, Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. “A metro school is an innovative model that responds to the need to... Read More



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